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Old Jan 13th 2021, 3:15 pm
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I received today a text messag, claiming to be from HM Passport Office. It reads -

"Passport validity rules for Europe have changed, you may need to renew earlier than planned. Visit......", followed by what appears to be a UK-Gov web page.

The alarm bells rang as soon a I saw it ! Punctuation is bizarre.
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Old Jan 13th 2021, 7:47 pm
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Local journalist on "Isle of Bute News" thinks it may be legit - A million texts to encourage travellers to check passport validity after Brexit - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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Old Jan 14th 2021, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Quite likely. The six month issue has been in the news recently.
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Old Jan 14th 2021, 4:23 pm
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It seems that the Passport Office is sending texts to those who recently got new passports and provided mobile numbers on application. A sign of the times that we assume that something is a scam when it is, in fact, a legitimate message from our masters. Sending a message with punctuation and grammatical errors is usually a sign of the scammer. this was simply composed by someone who does not know how to punctuate !
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Old Jan 15th 2021, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
I received today a text message, claiming to be from HM Passport Office. It reads -

"Passport validity rules for Europe have changed, you may need to renew earlier than planned. Visit......", followed by what appears to be a UK-Gov web page.

The alarm bells rang as soon a I saw it ! Punctuation is bizarre.
Good point about the punctuation, though, scot!
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Old Jan 18th 2021, 12:38 pm
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not only bad punctuation but awful spelling skills.
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